Police Blotter: Yorkiepoo Attacked by Dog on Walk Treated for 5 Broken Ribs

The following information is gathered from the public safety departments of the Grosse Pointes. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

police are investigating a dog attack on another dog that occurred July 5 about 9:15 a.m. near Higby and Morningside. A 50-year-old Grosse Pointe Woods woman told police she was walking her two small dogs when she began to cross paths with another woman walking two large black dogs. She said one of the large black dogs broke free from its owner and bit the woman's 1-year-old Yorkiepoo around the head and neck, shaking it violently. The black dog grabbed hold of the woman's other small dog after she was able to free the Yorkiepoo but her second dog did not sustain serious injuries. The Yorkiepoo has five broken ribs and two puncture wounds and is being treated by Michigan Veterinary Specialists. The woman was not able to get any contact information from the other woman as she left the scene with a driver she flagged down to drive her home so she could seek immediate care for her dogs. She provided police with a description of the woman and the dogs, explaining the woman walks a particular route regularly. 

Lockbox Cash, Bicycles Stolen

police are investigating the theft of $900 cash from a lockbox inside Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds restaurant on the Hill. Officers responded to an alarm at the restaurant July 6 shortly after 12:30 a.m. and spoke with a man who said he was a dishwasher. The theft was discovered the next morning when an employee found the lock cut off the lockbox and the missing cash. The owner told officers the man who spoke to the officers who responded to the alarm does not match the description of anyone who works for her. She also told police she recently fired two employees but they both still have a key to the building. 

Grosse Pointe Woods police recovered stolen bicycles July 6 near Morningside and Conventry Lane during patrols and took three Detroit juveniles to the police station. While the officer was picking up one of the bicycles that was lying on the street near a curb, a nearby resident said three juveniles were trying to take a bike apart near Hidden Lane and Wedgewood. The officer drove there and found three boys stopped in the 800 block of Lochmoor Road on bicycles. The investigation revealed that two of the six bicycles belonged to the boys, ages 12, 12 and 13, all of whom were released to a parent from the police station. At least one of the bicycles was returned to its owner in the 500 block of Vernier Road as she called to report the theft while officers were questioning the boys. The other bicycles—among the more expensive brands—were put into the Woods evidence storage area, according to a report.


Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested two men July 6 about 1 a.m. near Moran and Chalfonte after interrupting their heroin injections they were attempting inside a parked car. The officer noticed the men inside the car and when he shined a spotlight on them, they quickly tried to conceal something. When the officer approached the vehicle, several syringes were found and a substance later confirmed as heroin. The men both gave the officer different stories about what they had been doing leading up his approach and both initially denied ownership of the syringes. The men, an 18-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms man and a 19-year-old Oxford Township man, were arrested and charged with possession of narcotics paraphernalia. The 18-year-old was also charged with possession of marijuana, as he had a bag of it in his pants pocket. Police took pipes, a heroin-covered spoon and other drug-related materials from the car, according to a report.

Grosse Pointe Woods police arrested a 16-year-old boy July 6 about 10 p.m. for domestic battery of his 44-year-old mother. The teen and his mother were arguing inside their Grosse Pointe Woods home about his boating privileges of a new boat purchased by his father. The teen pushed his mother to the ground in the kitchen. She tried to block him from leaving the house because she didn't want him driving in an enraged state and a struggle ensued. She chased him out to his car, threatening to key it if he tried to leave and he pushed her to the ground again on the front lawn. The woman had a large scratch on her thigh from the altercation but it was not bleeding, according to a report.

police arrested a 48-year-old Kentucky man July 5 for drunken driving near Washington and Chalfonte after another motorist called 911 to report that he sat at a stop sign for more than a full minute. An officer located the man driving about 10 miles per hour nearby and witnessed him nearly strike a bicyclist. The officer observed that the driver made no attempt to avoid the bicyclist. At first the man said he had two drinks but later changed his story. He and his passenger, a 41-year-old Roseville woman, were both taken to Beaumont Grosse Pointe for having such high blood alcohol levels. He had a 0.31 percent and she had 0.30 percent level—more than three times the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent. The man was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content exceeding 0.17 percent. Both were issued tickets for not wearing seatbelts, according to reports. 

Grosse Pointe Woods police arrested a 44-year-old Macomb Township man July 8 about 1 a.m. following a traffic stop near Norwood Drive and Harper Avenue. The man was driving on a suspended driver's license and had an outstanding felony warrant from Macomb County for delivery/manufacturing of marijuana. He is currently being held by Woods police until Macomb County Sheriff's Department officers can pick him up, according to a report.

Business's Window Damaged

Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating damage to the front window of a business in the 18500 block of Mack Avenue. An employee found the 8-by-10-foot window cracked early July 2. It appears the window was shot up with a BB gun, according to a report. 


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